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PHil

Fairbanks, AK, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Scott Patterson
    • Narrated By Byron Wagner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (196)

    In the beginning was Josh Levine, an idealistic programming genius who dreamed of wresting control of the market from the big exchanges that, again and again, gave the giant institutions an advantage over the little guy. Levine created a computerized trading hub named "Island" where small traders swapped stocks, and over time his invention morphed into a global electronic stock market that sent trillions in capital through a vast jungle of fiber-optic cables.

    Gary says: "Definitive history on Electronic Trading"
    "Josh Levine changed the trading world"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the book if you ever wanted to better understand the start of the BOTS and HFT trading. I like the presentation from the start in 90's to today.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Super Crunchers

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ian Ayres
    • Narrated By James Lurie
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. In this lively and groundbreaking new audiobook, economist Ian Ayres shows how today's best and brightest organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightening speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. They are the Super Crunchers.

    Fabio says: "good, but missing a lot of stuff"
    "Quant in everyday life"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is only of interest if you enjoy learning about numbers and the role they play in our everyday life. Easy Read with no Math in it, just how math effects our lives.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The change in advertising and medicine as a result of evidence and math.


    Have you listened to any of James Lurie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Any additional comments?

    This book is a good mix with "Thinking Fast and Slow" by D kahneman. They both address what we think and what the numbers probably are telling us. Sometimes they are not what we think.....

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